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How to Play Minecraft on Chromebook

blair lennon
How to Play Minecraft on Chromebook

Chromebook is not designed for gaming; however, the dynamic device can run several vintage games. Games like Minecraft cannot run on Chromebooks as it was introduced for Mac, Windows and Linux PC. But Minecraft creators have reported that the game is going to be available on the Chrome OS too. If you want to play Minecraft on the Chromebook, then you are on the right post. Keep on reading to follow the instructions.

Get Started

Before you start downloading the Minecraft on Chromebook, first consider installing Linux. You may get the online tutorial to run Minecraft on Chromebook via Linux, but they leave all the important parts. Downloading Linux on the Chromebook is quite hard as you have to allow the developer mode and install the Linux Distro via Crouton. Follow the steps to do it easily:

Enable Developer Mode on the Chromebook

Firstly you have to insert the developer method on Chromebook as you may download Linux Distro. It is not that hard as it seems if you follow the complete process.

If you need to enable developer mode on the Chromebook, then abide by the given steps:

  1. Hold Esc and Refresh option on the Chromebook together and then click on the power option to insert recovery mode. Then you can see the yellow exclamation mark.
  2. Hold CTRL + D together in the recovery mode and then press enter when it prompts to begin developer mode.
  3. You have to wait for sometime after the reboot.  The wait may take up to 20 mins.
  4. Hold the CTRL and D again as you identify the red exclamation mark on the PC.
  5. Then the computer will boot up in the developer mode as you have signed in.

Install the Linux on Chromebook

If you need to install Linux on Chromebook, then you can follow the provided steps:

  1. Download the Crouton on Chromebook.
  2. Hold ALT, CTRL and T on the computer to begin terminal.
  3. Insert shell and then click Enter.
  4. Then insert shell then tap Enter: sudo sh -e ~/Downloads/crouton -t xfce
  5. Hold back till Linux distro is downloaded on the machine. When it’s completed, you need to utilize Linux interface to play Minecraft rather than of usual OS UI.
  6. As the customization is finished, insert it and then press Enter:  sudo startxfce4.
  7. The Linux interface will be visible now. However, you may return to the Chrome OS by holding the Alt, CTRL, Shift and Back keys. Apply same with the Forward key to go back to the Linux.

Now You Can Play Minecraft

Now you are officially with a difficult part of the procedure. Now you only have to download Minecraft, and then you can play Minecraft on the Chromebook.

In case you need to play Minecraft on Chromebook, then you need to follow the offered steps:

  1. Begin Linux terminal using CTRL, Alt and T.
  2. You must require Java, so you need to insert in a command box to get:        

sudo apt-get install openjdk-8-jre.

  • Turn interface and then navigate to the Minecraft download page. Tap on the link beside to Debian/Ubuntu to download Minecraft for the operating system.
  • Tap on again the key combo to return to the Linux on the Chromebook. Launch the File Manager, choose the Downloads option and then tap on Properties and following the permissions. Press the Enable Executing document as the Program.
  • Locate installed file of Minecraft and then begin the setup. Follow the onscreen steps to install the Minecraft on the system.
  • Wait till the customization is finished. As it finishes, tap on App Drawer in Linux file and then hit the Minecraft Launcher.
  • Sign in via its credential. A game is going to download the new updates, and then you can start to play. If an app shut at that time, launch again to start playing.
  • If you don’t have the Mojang account, follow a link to make the latest one so you may play the Minecraft. Now you only have to password, email address and age and then but game if you have not yet.

Blair Lennon is a Internet Security expert and has been working in the technology industry since 2002. As a technical expert, she has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as norton.com/setup.

Source: https://helpnorton.uk.net/how-to-play-minecraft-on-chromebook/

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